Calls for Buratai’s resignation unrealistic — Rep
Those calling on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, to resign intend to distract him, a member of the House of Representatives, Solomon Ahwinahwi (PDP, Delta), has said.
Ahwinahwi, who is the deputy chairman, committee on defence, said that the calls for Buratai’s resignation lacked merit because he had declared his assets to the military authorities long before he became the Army chief.
The lawmaker, speaking in Abuja, said that the calls could distract Buratai from winning the war against the Boko Haram insurgents.
While appealing to those making the calls to stop politicising security issues, the lawmaker appealed to Nigerians to continue supporting the Nigerian Army to record more success in their task of defeating insurgents.
Also, the Coalition For Civil Society Groups (COCSG), has called for caution in condemning Buratai over his ownership of 1.5 million dollars’ worth of mansions in Dubai, saying that the facts of the matter suggested that he duly declared his ownership of the buildings.
At a press conference held in Abuja, weekend, Comrade Bassey Etuk, JP, the president of COCSG, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to continue the fight against corruption, despite obvious distraction.